Import music and video already on your computer

If you have audio or video files on your computer, you can import them into iTunes so they appear in your iTunes library.

Add items from your computer to your iTunes library

Do either of the following:

  • Drag a file or folder from the Finder to the iTunes window.

    If you add a folder, all the files it contains are added to your library.

  • In iTunes, choose File > Add to Library, locate a file or folder, and click Open.

By default, iTunes places a copy of each audio file in the iTunes folder (Home/Music/iTunes) and leaves the original file in the current location. For information about adding an alias to the file (instead of creating a copy), see Change where your iTunes files are stored.